Shrill Carder Bee Species Recovery Manager

A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity!

Shrill carder bee species recovery manager

£28,000 per annum

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a full-time Shrill Carder Bee Species Recovery Manager to lead on the delivery of the Shrill Carder Bee Conservation Strategy.

Your primary role will be to coordinate the Strategy Steering Group and work with partners in the group to ensure the strategy is fully implemented

In June 2020, the BBCT and partners in Back from the Brink published “A Conservation Strategy for the Shrill carder bee Bombus sylvarum in England and Wales, 2020-2030”. This post will be the first step in implementation of this strategy to reverse the decline of one of the rarest bumblebees in England and Wales.

You will be an experienced conservation professional with a sound understanding of landscape scale species conservation. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, experience of project and budget management, project development, writing funding bids and managing a large partnership. An understanding of the ecology and conservation of the shrill carder bee is highly desirable.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role.

This is a full-time, fixed term position for 1 year (with possible extension dependent on funding), home-based with frequent travel to shrill carder bee sites in Kent, Somerset and South Wales

Closing Date: 7pm Sunday 25th Oct 2020

Interview date: 4th Nov 2020 via Zoom

For an application pack please visit our website:

All applications to be returned via email to:

Any late applications unfortunately will not be accepted. No CV’s or agencies please.

Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Beta Centre, Stirling University Innovation Park
Stirling FK9 4NF. 
Tel: 01786 594 128

Charity numbers: 1115634; SC042830

To discuss the post informally contact: Sinead Lynch, Conservation Manager

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer, no person will be discriminated against whilst seeking employment or during employment with the Trust on the grounds of any protected characteristic such as age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political allegiance, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, or unrelated spent criminal convictions.

How to Apply

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Key Information




Bumblebee Conservation Trust


Fixed Term


Full Time




Biology, Climate Change, Conservation, Education, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Research


Home Based, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

25th October 2020 at 7:00pm